Early voting started Thursday. Oct. 23 and runs through Saturday, Nov. 1.
This off-year election marks the second election since the Republican Party dominated North Carolina General Assembly expanded the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners from five at large seats to six commissioners representing three districts. The Chair continues to be elected at large. David Hurand spoke with Mt. Xpress reporter Jake Frankel about what's at stake...
David Hurand spoke with Asheville Citizen-Times reporter Jon Ostendorff about the race for Henderson County Sheriff, where incumbent Republican Charlie McDonald and his challenger Democrat Marty Ktax have differing opinions about the creation of an emergency "posse."
The district has been a relatively safe seat for Republicans but some think the outcome could be closer this November. David Hurand spoke with Mt. Xpress reporter Jake Frankel about the race between incumbent Republican Tim Moffitt and Democrat Brian Turner.
David Hurand spoke with Asheville Citizen-Times reporter Jon Ostendorff about what may turn out to be a much closer race than anticipated in state senate district 50, ehich includes the seven far-west counties of Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Macon, Swain, and Jackson counties.
Marriage edquality advocates in Western North Carolina are hailing today's decision by the U.S. Supreme Court to let stand appeals court rulings that allow same sex couples to marry in five states. Many observers were surprised the Court decided not to hear the challenge and follow it with a ruling that could have applied to all 50 states. Lindsey Simerly is with the Campiagn for Southern Equality. She spoke with David Hurand.
Our Voice, the Buncombe County rape crisis center is celebrating its’ 40th anniversary with a special event and its’ keynote speaker is Professor of Social Policy, Law and Women’s studies at Brandeis University, Anita Hill. In 1991 Hill was a little known Washington D.C. attorney who was thrust into the spotlight during U.S Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearings for U.S. Supreme court nominee Clarence Thomas.
A former Speaker of the North Carolina House is ranked as the state’s most influential lobbyist. And a father- son duo from Western North Carolina also made the list compiled by the North Carolina Center for Public Policy Research. David Hurand our story....
Now that Governor Pat McCrory has signed the state’s more than $21 Billion dollar budget, lawmakers and voters may shift their attention to political races. David Hurand spoke with High Point Enterprise reporter Paul Johnson about the race in the 6th Congressional District where a candidates’ post on Facebook has become the focus of the campaign……
North Carolina's budget Director Art Pope is leaving his post. Governor Pat McCrory made the announcement Wednesday afternoon. The governor said Pope's departure was anticipated and was not related to his controversial role in the McCrory Administration.
McCrory praised Pope for his public service and his knowledge of state government.
Pope said he will return to running his family's retail business, Variety Wholesalers. He declined to discuss in detail his future political plans.